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billsa posted 06-15-2008 08:18 AM ET (US)   Profile for billsa   Send Email to billsa  
I would like to know if anyone has bow mounted trolling motor on their 150 sport. What kind/size and how they mounted it. I have a 2003 150 and thinking about adding a trolling motor for some fresh/saltwater application.
fishgutz posted 06-23-2008 12:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for fishgutz  Send Email to fishgutz     
Do you have a bow rail or just side rails? If you have a bow rail you have to make sure it will deploy from under the rail.
I have a bow rail and have a removable plastic block u-bolted to the rail that a typical clamp-on type trolling motor attaches to. It ain't pretty but is totally removable (motor and block). The motor sits up pretty high so I had a longer shaft put on it. I use a Minnkota 55 pound thrust motor. That gives me plenty of power to fight currents for position fishing. The Minnkota is mostly plastic/fiberglass so I'm guessing it's pretty good in saltwater. Plus for the price it can't be beat.
billsa posted 06-24-2008 07:55 AM ET (US)     Profile for billsa  Send Email to billsa     
I do not have a bow rail - only side rails. I would like the motor to be removable if possible; it will only be used occasionally. I am using a minn kota 50 lb from the transom now but would like to move it up front if possible.
Thanks for the reply.


fishgutz posted 06-24-2008 10:29 AM ET (US)     Profile for fishgutz  Send Email to fishgutz     
Check BassPro. They have a couple of mounts for easy removal of front trolling motors. Also check Minnkota's website. They have some nice mounts, too. You WILL have something screwed to the deck no matter what. Look for a mount with a small footprint so when you take the motor off there is little left on the deck. They even make a white one. At least that would match nicely.
I think Minnkota makes a remote controlled transom mount. I know they used to. I can't find it on their website.

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